44 Week Highlights

44 Week Highlights

Oh sweet girl, this week was just plain fun. We’ve enjoyed every minute this week.  No meltdowns, no issues. All fun.

Even with all these new teeth!  I snagged a pic when the front tooth came through this week, but both fronts appeared this week!

She got a ponytail and a new outfit for church Sunday. And she was ALL smiles while I got ready (thanks, baby holder for being able to get ready and do my makeup!)

At our friend’s house, she played with their piano and loved making music!

She also loved the guitar. I mostly did the strumming, but she tried patting the strings.

She also loved all the new people and toys at their house!

She’s found the camera in her room.  I know she doesn’t know what it is other than something attached to the crib rail, but it’s funny to see her reach for it in the mornings.

One morning right after I dropped her off at school, I got a text from one of her teachers. I panicked for a minute because I thought something was wrong. Nope. Just a picture. ha!  In the early morning, they are all in one room and apparently, she ended up with some older girls (who LOVE Remi!) having girl talk. She doesn’t know she’s little!

Teething sure takes it out of her! She falls asleep easily while teething- and passed out with a bottle in my arms. I held her for a while soaking up her sweetness.

One night we finished dinner early, so we headed to the lake for a little family swim. Sweet girl LOVES the water. We just played for like 30-40 minutes and then came home for a quick bath and bedtime. Love this time with my people.

Thursday night she and dada (and Gigi) had a date night. Me and my mom went out for dinner and a show at the local live theater….and I got this picture right before bedtime. You can tell she was zoning out. Bless. She loves her sleep and is so dependent on that nighttime routine and regular bedtime.

We are ready for even more fun together this weekend!


43 Week Highlights

43 Week Highlights

Oh little girl, how you’re growing! Crazy to think you’ll turn 10 months this week!

We had a lot of fun this week. Here are the highlights:

She had her first playdate with mommy’s friend Danielle’s baby Mags. They’re too little to interact much (she’s just a month or so older) but they were both very interested in each other and there were a lot of sweet miles. And the moms VERY MUCH enjoyed the company and friend time.

Remi enjoyed some cousin time! (Well, Gavin was actually last week, but I didn’t get the pic until this week ha!).

Remi just stared at Gavin. She was very intrigued by him. It’s sweet that a 15 year old teen wanted to spend any time with his baby cousin while visiting, but he did! He didn’t do much but watch her play, but I know someday soon he’ll teach her how to catch a football!

And cousin Caitlyn came to visit and enjoyed some Remi time, too!

Silly girl is getting so expressive.

We often take pics to send to daddy in the morning. This was Tuesday when I was going to be gone to Tulsa, so I sent him this pic to tell him her shirt had buttons on the back (he often misses those) so he didn’t pull her head off later when getting her ready for dinner and bed. ha!

Snack time looked like a murder scene.  Blackberries are messy.

While I put laundry away, she got herself up into our shower and started exploring. This fearless girl is gonna make momma go gray!

We had Remi’s first lake day! She LOVES the water and even took her nap out there with Grammy.

Daddy was off on Saturday and we all loved having him around!

And since I’ll forget to post it anywhere else, Remi had a sleepover with Gigi while me and Ty had a date night in NWA. We saw the Chihuly exhibit at night, which was AWESOME.

So much fun for us all!


Weekend Recap: Baby Waiting

Weekend Recap: Baby Waiting

We spent the weekend doing fun stuff waiting on Remington to make her appearance.

It started Friday after work when Tyler wanted to take the fishing boat down to Sugar Loaf lake (just about 20 minutes from our house). Since this is a public lake, we had to get fishing licenses. Which, let’s be honest, is hilarious that I now have a fishing license.

The moms went with us too. It was a BEAUTIFUL afternoon on the lake. We fished until dark. They caught a couple- I really think the moon phase and the cool air aren’t great for fishing. But it was fun.

Saturday, I spent the morning at home with the pups. They were in playful form- both playing side by side in their beds while I ate breakfast.

After some at home time, mom and I ran some errands. We picked up mums we had ordered from 4H, then we went to the fall festival. There were a ton of vendors and fun things going on at the park. I bought this ADORABLE owl! LOVE her!

We also went to a friend’s garage sale to pick up a piece of furniture I was buying. On my way back to mom’s that evening, I spotted 4 deer enjoying their dinners. They didn’t mind me at all!

Saturday evening, mom and I went to a LulaRoe party at a friend’s church. We both got some LulaRoe loot! Then we grabbed some dinner and went to Walmart to do some shoe shopping.  Believe me when I tell you Walmart has CUTE booties this season!

Sunday, we had church and then I did some cleaning at home (#nesting). That evening, we went to Painting with a Twist for a fundraiser for Susan G. Komen. Tyler’s cousin Kelsey is doing the 60 mile 3-day walk and was raising money. It was so fun!  

However, Sunday evening we got a stress- dad had a bad day at the nursing home and they were trying to send him back to senior care (which he was just in like a week ago!).  Thankfully, we averted that crisis…but we have some issues to cover with the nursing home today. I’m thankful that (at least for now) we won’t have to shuffle back and forth between two hospitals for dad and me and that Remington didn’t come last night while mom and I were mentally exhausted.

Now we just wait for her!


Weekend Recap: O-Fish-Ally a Good One

Weekend Recap: O-Fish-Ally a Good One

We have fully embraced Tyler’s new hobby this weekend- fishing. We did a lot of it!

But it was a busy weekend. I’m surprised I’m not totally wiped out because I really didn’t get much napping or resting in!

Before I start the weekend recap, here was a highlight from last week- buying milk that’s good past my due date! I’m due October 2! What?!

Friday at work we had a fun baby shower for my coworker, Lyndsay. We celebrated her and her sweet baby girl and then I met up with mom to hit Sam’s and Kohl’s.

While we shopped, Tyler got the boat ready and we all met up and hit the water around 6 p.m. Tyler traded our golf cart for a fishing boat. It’s pretty nice! Two fish finders, the main motor and a foot-operated trolling motor, spaces for 7 to sit.

He’s into bass fishing now. I was fishing for catfish, but didn’t catch any! He wanted to bring these home to stock our pond, but his water tank wasn’t pumping in any water. He’ll have to check on that soon.

Saturday was his family reunion. He had to work, which originally I was pretty sad about. Going without him isn’t the same.

However, I saw the PD post this on FB and was so proud of him. Saturday there was a police-loving little girl who had a birthday party and Tyler and this other officer showed up. The PD posted the picture of them with the kids….and then this guy left a comment about Tyler. I’m so proud that he embraced his calling and does his job well.

Saturday after the reunion, I came home and hit my PJs and the yoga ball.  The poor dogs HATE the yoga ball since they can’t sit in my lap! ha!

Pippin was relieved when I finally hit the couch and he could crawl all over me.

Sunday morning, we spent some time out on the porch before church. It was the first feeling of fall and it was GLORIOUS.

After church, we waited for Ty to get off work then headed to Grandpa’s for Tyler’s birthday celebration. Our friends Lauren and JJ came and brought their little boy, Ryan. He loves Tyler. They were playing with grandpa’s weights here.

While we ate dinner, some rain blew in…but then it was cool and perfect outside. So we headed to the pond to fish!

A beautiful rainbow greeted us.

Tyler caught several little bass and 3 big ones! Brad, Kelsey and JJ did some fishing, but they didn’t catch much. Tyler attributes his catches to his “Purple Power” lure! He LOVES that thing! ha! Too bad he lost it at the end with a too-big-to-catch catfish. The fish got away with his lure!

We got home after 9 and hit the hay pretty quickly.

Now we just anxiously await the arrival of this baby any day now!

How was your weekend?